Ciara better backbend over a church alter and pray for a Christmas miracle because ‘Basic Instinct’ is set to bomb. The record is predicted to sell only a disappointing 35-40k within the next 7 days. This means that it will debut with less than half of the underwhelming 81k with which ‘Fantasy Ride’ entered the tally last year.
Still, Ciara isn’t the only act preparing to receive a lump of coal this Christmas. Diddy-Dirty Money’ Last Train To Paris’ is primed to sell only 60-65k despite a string of high profile appearances on ‘The View’, ‘Saturday Night Live’, and ‘American Idol’.
R. Kelly, however, has no such worries. The R&B titan’s ‘Love Letter’ is on course to sell an impressive 150-160k with its debut, giving him the 2nd highest new entry position among Urban artists on next week’s lineup.
Another R&B crooner who is set to exceed expectations is Tank whose ‘Now or Never’ LP is scheduled to sell 40-45k. Yet, all pale in comparison to Michael Jackson’s ‘Michael’ LP which is expected to sell 225-250k.
There is no word on Kandi’s ‘Kandi Koated’. Ouch.